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Old 04-18-2012, 06:12 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Smile The true cause of the HONDA TRANSMISSION PROBLEM!!!

I'v found a video to help understand the transmission issues with Honda's. This guy explains it very thoroughly. Here it is for everyone to see. I've rebuilt my own 2003 MDX, thanks to another mechanic who taught me how to do it. I wish I had pics of the rebuild, but it was long ago...



here's a link to another post I did with another guy named "epetes" about my 3 step system of preventing transmission failure. Transmission problems/maintenance?
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Old 04-18-2012, 10:04 PM   #2 (permalink)
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wow pretty informative.

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Old 04-18-2012, 10:22 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Old 04-18-2012, 11:50 PM   #4 (permalink)
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His shop is in Houston

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Old 04-19-2012, 02:27 AM   #5 (permalink)
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You talk about the 2003 MDX transmission, but the big MDX transmission problem affects the 2001-2002, not beginning in 2003 when the transmission was re-designed.
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Old 04-19-2012, 06:58 AM   #6 (permalink)
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Is the guy saying bolts were over- torqued at the factory? Or, he is always fixing botched rebuild jobs?
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Old 04-19-2012, 10:14 AM   #7 (permalink)
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You talk about the 2003 MDX transmission, but the big MDX transmission problem affects the 2001-2002, not beginning in 2003 when the transmission was re-designed.
Exactly. Which model years does the info provided pertain to? The MDX has different transmissions:

2001/2002: 3 Shaft 5 spd design with VTM-4 (otherwise known as the Time bomb)
2003-2006: New 4 Shaft 5 spd design with VTM-4 (Much more reliable - more TC issues than other failures)
2007 - 2009: RL based 5 spd driveline with SH-AWD
2010/up: 6 speed with SH-AWD
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Old 04-19-2012, 02:43 PM   #8 (permalink)
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he tells you in the video it's the B7TA trans for the V6. You have to figure out if you have the B7TA. (this is an Oddyssey or CL) It may not be limited to just this or that. Honda uses alot of the same parts in different vehicles and different vehicles can have different trans codes sometimes the only difference is the final gear ratio or first gear ratio.

Theory of operation is the same and these types of failures can commonly occur in any of them. 2012, 11, 10, 09, 08, 07, 06, 05, 04, 03, 02, 01.

Pretty good info. whether it applies to my specific MDX or not.

Thanks for the vid.
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Old 04-19-2012, 03:10 PM   #9 (permalink)
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You talk about the 2003 MDX transmission, but the big MDX transmission problem affects the 2001-2002, not beginning in 2003 when the transmission was re-designed.
i dont know where you got that from. POOLPARTYSRULE said I'v found a video to help understand the transmission issues with Honda's. This guy explains it very thoroughly. Here it is for everyone to see. I've rebuilt my own 2003 MDX, thanks to another mechanic who taught me how to do it. I wish I had pics of the rebuild, but it was long ago...,
= meaning In general. Then said he rebuilt HIS 03 MDX.

This is more of an INFORMATIVE video on common tranny issues with HONDA transmissions.

why are you guys jumping on him thinking he said this is why your trans in your mdx is having issues?
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yeah he fixes other inexperienced mechanics mishaps and cheapo corner cutting

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Is the guy saying bolts were over- torqued at the factory? Or, he is always fixing botched rebuild jobs?
yeah he fixes other inexperienced mechanics mishaps and cheapo corner cutting
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Old 04-19-2012, 05:59 PM   #11 (permalink)
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he tells you in the video it's the B7TA trans for the V6. You have to figure out if you have the B7TA. (this is an Oddyssey or CL) It may not be limited to just this or that. Honda uses alot of the same parts in different vehicles and different vehicles can have different trans codes sometimes the only difference is the final gear ratio or first gear ratio.

Theory of operation is the same and these types of failures can commonly occur in any of them. 2012, 11, 10, 09, 08, 07, 06, 05, 04, 03, 02, 01.

Pretty good info. whether it applies to my specific MDX or not.

Thanks for the vid.
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You talk about the 2003 MDX transmission, but the big MDX transmission problem affects the 2001-2002, not beginning in 2003 when the transmission was re-designed.
are tons of people complaining about transmission failure up to the 2006 MDX's. There are over 25+ different Honda trans out there in the 5 speed catagory, but this is a general video.
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why are you guys jumping on him thinking he said this is why your trans in your mdx is having issues?
Thanks d1jinx, at least there is someone with a brain out there...
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Old 04-19-2012, 06:29 PM   #14 (permalink)
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For those who want to know what it cost me to rebuild my own transmission(my own labor), $900 including 5% tax. It would have been $1200 if I didn't get a mechanics discount(my ex-boss is the mechanic, who trained me back in '07). That includes Raybestos GPX clutches(way better than OEM), Recon TC, gaskets kit, the A&B main valve solenoids, Hayden 679 cooler B&M remote filter 80277, and the Glowshift Elite 10 trans temp gauge. All parts except solenoids, gauges, coolers, and filters were bought from "Transtar Industries" Link here: Transmission Parts - Transtar Industries Inc. Not bad compared to paying $3500+.
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Old 04-19-2012, 07:03 PM   #15 (permalink)
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This is why the trans gets so contaminated, THE DARN NONREMOVEABLE FILTER!
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